Want to Improve Your Health? Have a Glass of Wine

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(Wine photo courtesy Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

When Cameron Hughes wine released a “wine-bow” featuring six of their most popular wines in a rainbow-splashed six pack for Pride, they certainly attracted our attention. We decided to turn to them on a topic that always gets trotted out when it comes to wellness: whether wine is actually good for you.

In turn, they referred us to their very reliable source: The Mayo Clinic. So what did the #No. 1 hospital  on the U.S. News and World Report Honor Roll have to say about whether raising a glass of vino can help you stay healthy? According to its staff, while wine is often thought of as heart-healthy, they don’t completely understand the link between the beverage and decreased heart attacks.

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That said, a substance found in red wine called resveratrol may be the hero: It’s an antioxidant that helps prevent damage to blood vessels, reduces bad cholesterol and prevents dangerous blood clots. Since resveratrol is found in grape skins (which ferment in red wine longer,  making red ostensibly the healthier tipple). For example, Cameron Hughes Wine recommended their “Lot 643 – Paicines Cabernet Sauvignon.”

Even better news? When consumed in moderation, the alcohol in wine also has health benefits. So you have something extra to feel good about next time you toast with friends. Now if only we could do something about that seductive cheese platter…

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Last modified: August 30, 2019